Residential Energy Efficient Rebate program for homeowners
2010-04-13 · By Editor
Long Beach launched a Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program this month. To start, the program will be available to applicants who install qualifying energy efficient products such as Energy Star rated solar hot water-heaters, tank-less water-heaters, windows, doors, skylights and roofs.
The Department of Development Services will administer the rebate program, which is designed to help residents reduce total energy use, improve energy efficiency in buildings and reduce overall fossil fuel emissions throughout the city.
To be eligible to participate in the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program, applicants must be the owner of a single-family residence, condominium, or live/work unit in the City of Long Beach where the qualified energy efficient product is to be installed.
The Rebate Program provides the following incentives to eligible residents:
- Rebate of up to a maximum of $500 for the cost of one qualifying energy efficiency product.
- No-cost permit to inspect the installation of the qualifying energy efficient product.
In addition to the above requirements, products must meet energy efficient guidelines to participate in the Rebate Program:
- Energy Star Solar Hot Water Heater Products.
- Energy Star Tank-Less Hot Water Heater Products.
- Energy Star Door, Window and Skylight Products.
- Energy Star Roof Products.
The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program is subject to funding availability and rebates and no-cost permits are available for a limited time only. The Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program rebates and no-cost permits are provided on a first come, first serve basis, as determined by the permit application date.
The City of Long Beach will be hosting a workshop on the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Main Library Auditorium, 101 Pacific Avenue. At the workshop, City staff will review eligibility and installation requirements and the application and rebate process.
The rebate program helps the City of Long Beach achieve its energy reduction and greenhouse gas reduction goals in the City’s Sustainable City Action Plan and creates significant savings on homeowners’ electric bills.
These rebates are made possible by funds from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program (EECBG) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.